Good Charlotte fans have been waiting weeks to see what the guys have been hiding up their sleeves, but now, it looks like the cat may have been let out of the bag a little early due to a new business deal. On Tuesday (May 22), Billboard reported that the Baltimore-founded band had signed a worldwide deal with BMG to release their new studio album.
The only problem? The quintet had yet to confirm the news of an upcoming record.
According to the report, the yet-to-be-confirmed project will be Good Charlotte’s second album to be released through their record label imprint, MDDN. The first album they released through the MDDN imprint was their post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.
“We feel our partnership with BMG is a natural one, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand their commitment to the artists they’re in business with,” reads a press statement on behalf of Benji and Joel Madden. “As the momentum for Good Charlotte continues to build in this new chapter of our career, BMG has consistently demonstrated the type of forward thinking, artist friendly, entrepreneurial spirit that we really relate to and is in line with the way we want our business to feel.”
The new deal announcement comes a day after the band released another teaser clip on their Instagram account. Unlike all their previously posted cryptic gifs, this ten second snippet ended with the date May 25, 2018 appearing on the screen.
Prior to that, the group had posted gifs of their old press photos with a steel-blue skull superimposed over their faces. Then, last week, they did the same thing, but on some classic 90s albums including Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind, Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love, The Fugees’ The Score, Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skylines, and Kenny G’s Breathless.